I have been having a lot of fun making these blocks lately! I really wanted something scrappy and happy to use up some of my favorite fabrics in my stash, and these fit the bill for that perfectly. I played around with a few other blocks and landed on this one, I am calling Blooming Star. I have finished about 12 of them, and want to make 24 in all for a quilt, that I have not finished designing yet. I decided to do a tutorial that I am sharing with all of you and hopefully you will want to stitch some along with me. They are a lot easier than they look, so get some fabric together and get sewing! The tutorial is in a PDF that you can download on the link below:
Blooming Star Tutorial
When I finish the entire quilt, I will make sure to share it here. Please share your pictures if you make any! On Instagram please tag @pipersgirls and use hashtags #pipersgirls #bloomingstar, or post to our page on Facebook.
Say hello to our fabulous Foxy Scarf and matching hat! Don’t you think they are wonderful!? They will keep your little’s totally cozy this winter and they will totally want to wear them, because its a FOX! The pattern is a set for both and can be made with any worsted weight yarn, we used Zara Plus and will have kits available soon. The hat has instructions for the bow to be added for girls or you can leave only the stripe for boys. The pattern is now available as a PDF for instant Digital Download if you can’t wait another minute and NEED to start knitting it NOW! Click here to purchase: The Foxy Scarf & Hat Pattern for Children in a PDF
But beware, once someone knows that you can make this, everyone will be hounding you for one!
Now that it’s getting chilly, we feel like doing some knitting!
Did you know that we are making a complete quilt inspired by each row of our Row by Row! We are having a great time making them, so I thought I would share some sneek peek pictures. The quilt above is our pattern inspired by Row 1, which I am currently still in the process of machine quilting. It is a beginner’s quilt for sure, from start to finish. It is being quilted in all straight lines, so you can even do the quilting yourself without much experience. The picture below is still being finished by Jeanette and is the quilt inspired by our Row 2. I absolutely love all of the red & pink in this quilt (my very favorite color combo)! All of these will be available soon as separate patterns in PDF and physical versions. If you purchase our complete Row by Row, whether is was just the patterns or all of the complete set of kits, you will be receiving these with your shipments through out the year as part of the Row by Row package. We hope you love them all as as much as we do. Hopefully each of these quilts will also inspire you to make your own designs from the row patterns!
Our Row by Row quilt is all quilted, finished and hanging in the shop! Jeanette machine quilted more than half of it on her regular old Pfaff, and the rest was done for us by Karen Morgan (who did a phenomenal job!) We are so excited to start making this again with all of you! Make sure you register if you want to get started with us next week, all of the info is in the post below to order and have it shipped or to pick them up at the shop. Check out who photo-bombed my pics! This little cutie was at the shop with me getting into all kinds of trouble.
You are cordially invited to make this stunning quilt Row by Row with us, one row a month. You will learn a lot of different techniques as we go, and you will get one of these beauties to call your own at the end.
Each Row is available as a pattern with full color photos or in a kit with fabrics included, one per month. If you are local, we will also be offering classes that you can register to attend for even further assistance. In other words, lots and lots of instruction to get you to another level in quilting! Plus most months we will have an additional quilt that uses only that month’s row pattern, for additional inspiration.
We are also still offering a big discount as well as free shipping if you purchase the whole year of patterns at once. If you purchase the whole year of kits you may choose either free shipping or to attend all of the classes for free for the entire year. We really hope you love this quilt as much as we do.
Introductory Special All Patterns plus Free Shipping!
Introductory Special The Whole Kitchen Sink! Includes all patterns & Kits, all background and sashing fabric and either free shipping or free classes at our shop.
Unfortunately we cannot offer Free Shipping on International orders.
Quiltmania has been one of our very favorite magazines for as long as I can remember. We always think everything included in fabulous, unique and right up our alley in terms of style. When we started designing our own patterns, one of our lofty goals was to be featured in Quiltmania. So we were a bit giddy, to say the least when we found out they wanted to publish not one but TWO of our designs!! Yesterday a few copies arrived of OUR issue arrived and to say we are excited is the understatement of the century. Not only do our quilts look stunning on the pages, but all of the other projects that we are surrounded by are just beautiful! The issue is called Quiltmania Special Kids 2014 and has 28 different patterns inside, all geared towards the little ones. We will have issues in our shop and online to sell in a few weeks or you can pick it up at your local shop, or Barnes & Noble and other booksellers. Pick one up, its a keeper!
Both our Elephant & Whale Quilt are also available in single PDF patterns through the links below:
E is for Elephant PDF Pattern
W is for Whale PDF Pattern
Our E is for Elephant and our W is for Whale patterns are both featured, and our Whale is even on the back cover!
I honestly love everything else that is included and am a little obsessed with the penguin quilt pattern below.